Great Waves waterpark
Enjoy a great day of summer at Great Waves Waterpark!
Bring the family for a full day of summer adventures at Great Waves Waterpark, located at Cameron Run Regional Park in Alexandria, Virginia. Thrillseekers love our speed slides and waterslides, while little ones play in our interactive splash pad and wading pool. Take the adventure further and body surf in the 17,500 square foot wave pool, or watch the kids climb, slide and bounce in our Paradise Play area. Naturally, we also provide comfy shaded areas where you can order food and take a well-deserved rest. Our daily rates are always reasonable, or buy an Annual Waterpark Pass to visit all five NOVA Parks waterparks all summer long.
Features & Attractions
Waterslides, great food & more!
Great Waves offers some of the most unique and fun water attractions in Northern Virginia! Start with the waterslides - five in all. That includes a pair of speed slides in which users climb a dizzying staircase before sliding at high speed into the water below, as well as three waterslides - two open and one covered. Zig zag, twist and curl as the cool water rushes you to the pool below. Of course, the park’s centerpiece is the giant wave pool. Grab a tube, bob and weave in the surf as undulating waves give you an ocean-like experience. For the little ones, our Kids Zone is a great place for you and the kids to cool off while having a great time, and don’t forget about the giant splash pad! Great Waves also offers several other attractions to really make your day memorable. Enjoy pizza and ice cream at the Surfside Pizza and Soft Serve, or lunch and snacks at the Riptide Café.
Paradise Play at Cameron Run
Open Spring through Fall, this colorful beach themed play structure features exciting climbing and play features including triple slides, spiral climbs, pogo bounces, rock wall, spiral slides, mazes, kids conveyors, wobble hoppers and so much more to provide hours of entertainment for kids 3 to 12.
Batting Cages at Cameron Run
Step up to the plate and get ready, because we're bringing the heat at our deluxe batting cages! Choose slow or fast pitch softball, or take a crack at baseballs instead featuring a variety of tough speeds. We’ll provide the bats and helmets, or you can bring your own. Hone your swing alone, or get a group of friends together and see who can get the most hits!
Great Waves offers four great cabanas, a perfect way to enjoy a little personal space. Our tiki hut themed cabanas accommodate a maximum of 8 guests and come complete with shade, deck chairs and tables. Cabana rentals are $50.00 on weekdays and $65.00 on weekends. Prior reservations are required and may be made online.
Ice & Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run
Glide across the ice at Ice & Lights, The Winter Village at Cameron Run in Alexandria, Virginia. The waterpark is transformed mid-November through February into a winter wonderland with an ice rink, beautifully lit photo ops, music and more! Grab a slice of pizza, roast a marshmallow over the fire pits, and enjoy the winter village.
Know Before You Go
While you are enjoying our aquatic facilities, you can feel secure knowing that you are being closely monitored by licensed aquatics staff. “Safety is golden” is the mantra of our staff, who take their jobs seriously and hold the safety of you and your family in the highest regard. They are regularly tested for equipment readiness, situation recognition and professionalism. Swim with care, but do so knowing that our team of guards is ready to assist you should the need arise. Enjoy your day at our waterparks!
WATERPARK RULES & REGULATIONS
The wave pool was a hit with the kiddos. Two snack bars with one that offers soft serve ice cream. Slides galore, separate play area, sprinkler park, mini golf. Awesome way to spend a hot summer day!
Google Review - 08/08/2019 by Carmelita B.
It was so much fun!
It was so much fun! My family and me enjoyed our time there, and it’s great for family trips!
Facebook Review - 08/07/2019 by Hillary C.
Awesome park, great prices and beautiful surroundings!
Facebook review - 08/03/2019 by Tammy S.
We went to Great Waves in Cameron Run Regional Park with a 3 year old and 8 year old and both kids had a great time. The wave pool was fun and the small water slides and splash area were perfect for them.
Someone told me before going that camp kids leave by 3 and as we arrived at 2:30 we saw lines and lines of them loading onto buses. The park wasn’t deserted but it was nice the big groups had left for the day.
TripAdvisor Review - 08/01/2019 by StacyInDC
The best one we've experienced!
My family and I visited this park for the first time in 2018.We knew nothing about this place until we googled it.This is the best one we've experienced so far out of all the water parks in Virginia.We came all the way from Baltimore and we've already made 2 visits so far in 2018.We'll definitely be there next week for the 1st time for 2019 and especially to get them funnel cakes😂😂 We ❤️ this place😊👍
Google Review - 07/17/2019 by Ashley S.
Such an awesome place
This place is AMAZING don't know why they don't have one in Fairfax!! Such an awesome place. They need to make this place BIGGER!!
Google Review - 04/27/2018 by MB Roberts